Paula White, "Midwife of Dreams"
In my efforts to find
information about different Ministries, I usually join their email
newsletters and subscriptions to their magazines, etc. Paula White
sent out her First Fruits 2006 email the other day and as usual for the
prosperity gospel teachers/preachers, it was nothing short of a ploy to
get more money. I have included the email contents below for your
viewing. More information is listed below which will show Paula as she
Email received on January 14, 2006 was sent to firstname.lastname@example.org which is the official email address for Forgotten Word Ministries.
More from Paula
"As my cherished Covenant Partner my staff and I pledge to pray for you daily as I keep you under my spiritual covering." from the "Partner with Paula" page on the Paula White website. http://www.paulawhite.org/partnering.htm
"As a treasured Covenant Partner, you also share in the anointing and favor on Paula’s life as she keeps you under her Spiritual Covering by praying for you, your loved ones, and your needs on a daily basis." from the "Partner with Paula" page on the Paula White website. http://www.paulawhite.org/partnering.htm
I cannot find anywhere in the Bible where we have the ability to have a Spiritual Covering gift that we can use to cover others. There are 47 references to the word covering in the entire Bible and not one of them refer to the type of covering that Paula White mentions. This concerns me greatly as this type of teaching does more damage to her listeners than meets the eye. One of the references in the Bible concerning the word "covering" was certainly not the "covering" Paula mentions. "Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin:" Isaiah 30:1 KJV
What we have here is a person claiming to have this special gift therefore allowing herself to be elevated above normal man (and/or woman in this case). Those who would follow Paula White are deceived by this type of teaching. This teaching emphasizes the powers of Paula and not God whom is all powerful and knowledgeable. When the eye and mind is not on Jesus and Him crucified but on man, then we have allowed a door to be opened which Satan will instantly slip through and the deception will begin on an even stronger level.
"Just like Bishop Long said, 'You need to bring your report, you need to bring your spoils (Give to TBN) to God.'" (Paula White, TBN, Praise-A-Thon, March 29, 2004)
"When God speaks to you, you better praise Him, you better go to the phone and sow $71.21. Believing God will increase your greatness." (Paula White, TBN, Praise-A-Thon, March 29, 2004)
"I know the phones are jammed right now, but go to the phone and sow $71.21 for the next 12 months according to Psalm 71:21. Believing God will increase your greatness." (Paula White, TBN, Praise-A-Thon, March 29, 2004)
"I believe tonight that God will do a master breakthrough in your life. When God speaks to you go to the phone and give $71.21 for 12 months and God will increase your greatness and do something great in your life." (Paula White, TBN, Praise-A-Thon, March 29, 2004)
"In my residence one night,
I'm sitting there and God takes me in a vision, literally in a trance. I'm
so young in the Lord I don't even know it's a trance. [Benny Hinn: You're
still 18?]. 18 years old and God shows me that everywhere my voice is
heard there is a manifestation of the Spirit. As far as my eye can see
multitudes of millions of people are falling under the power of God.
They're either getting saved, or healed, or delivered. Where my voice is
not heard they are falling off into utter darkness and I'm literally in a
trance. I can see myself. God's giving me this vision and said, 'Paula,
I'm calling you to preach the gospel.'"
"And so the principle here
is if I take for myself when it's time to give to the kingdom I can bring
a curse on myself." "You will die! You will die unless you go to the phone
and do what God says to do." "Don't just listen to the Word of the Lord,
you got to do the Word of the Lord! You will die! You will die unless you
go to the phone and do what God says to do."
"So, the instruction of the
Lord is for the next 12 months to sow $66.12."
"God has spoken to you and
right now I want you to obey that God is speaking to send in a sacrificial
seed. He's telling you an instruction of the Lord, an illogical
instruction. Well, Paula you don't understand. I'm telling you, I need to
be obedient to the Lord. Cause God even spoke to people, their vacation
money, savings, CD's, and investments and you looked at it and said, 'But
God, this is it.' And God spoke to you and He told you to sow that into
the kingdom of God. And when you obey, that which God has promised to you
shall come to pass."
"When I invest in Benny Hinn
Media Ministries, when I invest in this ministry sacrificially then I have
the right to place a demand on that anointing and to house it in my life."
"When you make a covenant
connection then you have a right to demand the anointing. I don't know who
the Holy Spirit is speaking to but, obey it. You need to sow a seed into
this ministry! You need to call the number on the screen. You need to
write the P.O. Box and you need to do what God has spoken for you to do!"
"I'm getting ready to bring
you the Word of the Lord for you to target your faith! Because you've been
asking God to bless you and when you ask God to bless you--first off He's
already blessed you. I'm getting ready to pull you into your purpose. God
gives you opportunity and if you miss your moment then you miss your
miracle! And so what happened here is TBN has been raised up by
God--chosen by God for this generation to bring forth the Word of the Lord
all over the world! And it is a privilege to partner."
"You know I want to give you
an opportunity to sow into good ground. I've been in covenant with pastor
Benny and Suzanne for many years and I know that during the summer months
the demands on ministry. There is nobody reaching the world like God is
using pastor Benny Hinn to...And I need you to make an investment in the
kingdom of God right now...But out of your ashes is an opportunity to sow,
to bring restoration to you. Maybe you can give $1,000. Maybe it is $100.
But you need to make a covenant connection, because what you make happen
for others God will make happen for you. I believe that I am a product of
the anointing of God on this ministry because I have been in covenant
connection and I have sowed. And as I have sown I've seen the harvest of
God come back into my life. There is a P.O. box on your screen or even a
number that you call right now. Don't delay! Souls are waiting on your
obedience! If God has blessed you, you sow a significant seed! At least
$100. God has great things for you."
"God says, 'there are a lot
of things that I wanna do, there are a lot of things that I desire to do.
But, until you can anticipate with me and give me something in the earth
in which I can operate. I can not!' The bible says in Psalm 78 that they
limited the Holy One of Israel. God is looking for somebody to take the
limitations off. You better get up and go to the phone and say, 'God, I
believe you,' Your getting ready, I'm taking the limitations, your taking
the handcuffs off."
We realize that Paula White has been preaching SOME true Gospel but she has tainted it with so much prosperity gospel that it is now spoiled. As the Lord said, "A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump." Galatians 5:9
Pray for Paula, her husband and her followers that they might turn from their wicked ways and ask the Lord for repentance. Pray that they would then follow the Real Jesus and not the Jesus of mammon.
We do pray this article has been a blessing to you in your search for the truth.